A true gold mine,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Perl Cookbook (Taschenbuch)
Some people consider me to be some kind of wizard with perl. But whenever I see something from Tom, I start to doubt it.
This book comes as no surprise to me as it is an example of what I have come to expect from Tom, although I am sure that Nat also put a lot into this book.
The book is full of useful information. Each chapter contains several problems all centered around a single topic. Each problem is first discussed, and the a solution is shown
Perl is a very different language to most and at times requires programmer to think differently to become a good perl programmer. Because if the structure of this book, with discussions and solutions, it shows those areas where you need to think differently. This is something that is not really shown in any other perl book I have read.
This book contains over 700 pages, which some may say is too many, but I would disagree. Every page in this book is worth reading and due to the size of the book, the topics covered are just about everthing you would want to do with perl, and probably more.
Every book has problems in its first printing and this book is no exception. But an errata is avaliable and I am sure the 2nd printing will have many things fixed.
Imperfections aside the content of this book is excellent and will be of invaluable use to newcommers and seaoned veterans.
This book is a must for any serious perl programmer.